Definition of officiate
1 : to perform a ceremony, function, or duty officiate at a wedding
2 : to act in an official capacity : act as an official (as at a sports contest)
1 : to carry out (an official duty or function)
2 : to serve as a leader or celebrant of (a ceremony)
3 : to administer the rules of (a game or sport) especially as a referee or umpire
officiationplay \ə-ˌfi-shē-ˈā-shən\ noun
Examples of officiate in a Sentence
The bishop officiated the memorial Mass.
Two referees officiated the hockey game.
Recent Examples of officiate from the Web
Another shows a woman officiating a wedding and the mother of the bride giving her daughter away.
Danny Crawford, 63, who will officiate his 34th Finals games, Mike Callahan, and Monty McCutchen were all on the court wearing whistles when the Cavs beat the Warriors on June 19th for the first title in franchise history.
Crawford has officiated 33 NBA Finals games and Callahan 18.
Pastor Paul Doyle of Scotland Congregational Church will officiate.
Biden officiated his first wedding in August, presiding over the nuptials of two longtime White House staffers, Brian Mosteller and Joe Mahshie, according to a White House spokesman.
The Rev. Marian Hale, an interfaith minister, officiated.
In 2003, the team sent former player Andre Tippett to that year’s Gay Bowl to officiate over the tourney’s ceremonial coin toss.
Visitation for Marcus Price will be at 9 a.m. June 1 at O'Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 364 Division St. Service will be held at 11 a.m. and officiated by Rev. Denise Tracy.
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Definition of officiate for English Language Learners
: to perform the official duties of a ceremony
sports : to be a referee, umpire, or judge at a game, tournament, etc.
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